Orientation for new students takes place on Sept. 1-3.

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New Student Orientation

Time: September 1, 2019 - September 3, 2019

Location: Carthage College

Orientation for new students takes place on Sept. 1-3.

Events throughout these days will include:

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

New Student Arrival
A. W. Clausen Center for World Business

  • 9-10 a.m. — Residential students, Last names A-K
  • 10 a.m.-11 a.m. — Residential students, Last names L-R
  • 11 a.m.-Noon — Residential students, Last names S-Z
    Following orientation check-in, residential students proceed to residential hall move-in.
  • Noon-1 p.m. — Commuter students

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

New Residential Student Move-In
All Residence Halls
After residential students complete the arrival process, they can move their belongings into their residence halls.

1:45-2:45 P.M.

Sessions for Students and Parents
See the orientation schedule for details

1:45-2:45 P.M.

For Commuter Students: Commuter Meeting/Reception
Campbell Student Union Auditorium
All new students commuting from their parent/guardian’s homes will enjoy learning about college resources, tips for commuting, and community expectations. 

3-4 p.m.

Community Welcome
TARC Field House
The Carthage community officially welcomes students and families to Carthage!

4-4:15 p.m.

Say Goodbye to Families and Meet Orientation Small Groups
Tarble Arena and Campus Drive
It’s time for students to say goodbye to their families and begin New Student Orientation. Students will receive their assigned small groups with their orientation schedule at New Student Arrival.

4:15-5:15 P.M.

Small Group Session 1: Getting to Know You 
Group locations
Get to know your small group and enjoy a campus tour. 

5:15-7:30 P.M.

Activity Rotation A: Getting Things Started
Rotating locations
See the orientation schedule for details

7:30-9 p.m.

Activity Rotation B: Being a Carthaginian
Rotating locations
See the orientation schedule for details

9-10:15 P.M.

The Rock Star Meet and Greet 
TARC Field House 
It’s entertaining! It’s fun! It’s the perfect way to meet your classmates!

10:15 P.M.

Class Photo 
TARC Field House 
Capture a photo of the entire class of 2023 during your first day together for Carthage history!

Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

7:45-8:45 a.m.

Breakfast with Small Groups
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)
Groups 1-11 meet at 7:45 a.m. Groups 12-23 meet at 8 a.m. Groups 24-34 meet at 8:15 a.m.

8:45 a.m.

Meet Small Groups
Group Locations

9-11:45 a.m.

Activity Rotation C: Involve, Engage, and Connect to Campus Life
Rotating Locations 
See the orientation schedule for details

Noon-1:30 P.M.

Lunch with Small Groups 
The Caf 
Groups 1-11 meet at noon. Groups 12-23 meet at 12:30 p.m. Groups 24-34 meet at 1 p.m.

1:30-2:30 P.M. 

Small Groups Session 2: Getting to Know You Part II — Cultural Identity 
Group locations

2:45-5 P.M.

Activity Rotation D: Next Steps 
Rotating locations
See orientation schedule for details

5:15-7 P.M.

Dinner with Small Groups 
The Caf 
Groups 1-11 meet at 5:15 p.m. Groups 12-23 meet at 6 p.m. Groups 24-34 meet at 6:30 p.m.

7-9 P.M.

Activity Rotation E: A Community of Respect 
Rotating locations
See the orientation schedule for details

9-10:30 p.m.

VIP Night
Campbell Student Union
New students get exclusive run of the union. Enjoy late-night shopping in the bookstore, freebies, food samples from the retail food venues, billiards, and more! Sponsored by the Carthage Activities Board (CAB), Sodexo, and Barnes and Noble at Carthage.

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

7:45-8:45 a.m.

Breakfast with Small Groups
The Caf
Groups 1-11 meet at 7:45 a.m. Groups 12-23 meet at 8 a.m. Groups 24-34 meet at 8:15 a.m.

9-9:30 a.m.

All Class Common Reflection Session
A. F. Siebert Chapel

9:45-10:30 P.M.

Small Group Session 3: Putting It All Together 
Group locations

11 A.M.-Noon

First-Year Read 
Various locations
Meet your faculty member and classmates for your Western Heritage Seminar, and discuss your reactions to this year’s First-Year Read. Please bring your book and bookmark to this session.

11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

Lunch with Small Groups 
The Caf

1-2 P.M.

First-Year Read
Various locations
Meet your faculty member and classmates for your Western Heritage Seminar, and discuss your reactions to this year’s First-Year Read. Please bring your book and bookmark to this session.

 

See the full orientation schedule

  • New Student Orientation

Location: Carthage College